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The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

What is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)?

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) are guidelines used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe and increasingly, in other countries (for example, Colombia and the Philippines). Put together by the Council of Europe between 1989 and 1996, its main aim is to provide a method of learning, teaching and assessing which applies to all languages in Europe. In November 2001 a European Union Council Resolution recommended using the CEFR to set up systems of validation of language ability. The six reference levels (see below) are becoming widely accepted as the European standard for grading an individual's language proficiency.

Common reference levels;

The Common European Framework divides learners into three broad divisions that can be divided into six levels; for each level, it describes what a learner is supposed to be able to do in reading, listening, speaking and writing.

These levels are:

A1: Breakthrough or beginner
A2: Way stage or elementary
B1: Threshold or intermediate
B2: Vantage or upper intermediate
C1: Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
C2: Mastery or proficiency

What are the CEFR levels of Cambridge IGCSE First Language English (E1L) by skill?

Please see the document on our website here.

What are the CEFR levels of Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (E2L) by skill?

Please see the document on our website here.

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